About You

Are you ready to dive into the world of innovation and entrepreneurship? YETI’s Entrepreneurship Scholarship in Dresden is the perfect opportunity for students from all areas of study to gain practical experience by working on company projects and bringing their own ideas to life. You’ll develop into a successful entrepreneurial leader through networking, training, and access to resources. Over three semesters, you’ll participate in innovative projects, attend exciting workshops led by experienced coaches, receive mentorship from successful founders and entrepreneurs, and join a supportive community. Apply now and take the first step toward realizing your entrepreneurial dreams.

Application Process

In the first step, you send us your application documents (short CV + letter of motivation) before the application deadline. This will put you in our application pool and you will then receive an invitation to a personal interview (30 minutes via Zoom), where we would like to get to know you better. “We” are the Ober Yetis (founders of YETI) and at least one other Yeti from an older generation. If we are convinced of you and your application, you will receive your acceptance for the YETI program and all other important information about the beginning of the semester.

Tipps & Tricks

• Be authentic.

• Know why you want to be in this particular program.

• Show your motivation and vision.

• Discuss what you bring to the program.

• Describe what you expect from the program.

• What have you experienced, what have you learned and where do you want to go?

• Why Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship – which points of contact have you already had?

• Why is personal development important?

• What is important to you in a team/community?

FAQ's

• Apply via Google Forms for the 4th Generation
• Alternatively, you can send us an email directly to bewerbung@yeti-dresden.org.

  • In the first step, you send us your application documents (short CV + letter of motivation) before the application deadline. This will put you in our application pool and you will then receive an invitation to a personal interview (30 minutes via Zoom), where we would like to get to know you better. “We” are the Ober Yetis (founders of YETI) and at least one other Yeti from an older generation. If we are convinced of you and your application, you will receive your acceptance for the YETI program and all other important information about the beginning of the semester.

• Be authentic.
• Know why you want to be in this particular program.
• Show your motivation and vision.
• Discuss what you bring to the program.
• Describe what you expect from the program.
• What have you experienced, what have you learned and where do you want to go?
• Why Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship – which points of contact have you already had?
• Why is personal development important?
• What is important to you in a team/community?

• You would like to take on managerial responsibility, become self-employed or act as an innovative entrepreneur in the company.
• You like to take on responsibility, act in a solution-oriented manner, think innovatively and are interested in personal and professional development.
• You are willing to commit 10-15 hours per week to the 18-month program.
• You can be available one day per week for an on-site appointment.

• We are primarily looking for students, but university graduates or people with start-up experience can also apply.

• We expect a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week over the 18 month program period.

• The kick-off weekend will take place from March 22 to 24. The new YETI semester starts with the university semester. The first session will be on April 04. The program lasts 18 months and is based on the attendance times of the course. Accordingly, availability during the semester breaks and the examination period is not required.

• The new generation will travel over the weekend and get to know each other in a playful way. There will be input workshops on design thinking, where you will get to know how to work with Post-Its and whiteboards. Thomas will introduce Proglove and its founding story. You will exchange ideas as a group about common goals, cook together, laugh and have time to network. Everything is free, without additional costs.

• YETI is currently recruiting participants at every university in Dresden. As a result, completely unknown faces and fields of study will meet in the educational program and be able to exchange ideas and network.

• Design thinking, interviews, creativity techniques, prototyping, pitching, communication, networking, leadership, time management, storytelling

• The internal projects benefit from your knowledge from your studies because we think about social solutions. In fact, your studies are part of this solution. Within YETI, theoretical parts of the study can be understood and tried out in practice.

 1. Communication Skills: The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others to convey ideas and build relationships.
2. Teamwork: The ability to work well in a team, sharing ideas, considering different perspectives and working towards goals together.
3. Networking Skills: The ability to network, maintain relationships and benefit from a wide network of people.
4. Creativity: The ability to develop innovative and original solutions and to generate new ideas.
5. Flexibility and adaptability: The ability to adapt to new situations, to react quickly to change and to be open to different ways of working and perspectives.
6. Problem Solving Skills: The ability to analyze complex problems, find creative solutions and make effective decisions.
7. Self-reflection and willingness to learn: The ability to reflect on one’s own actions, to learn from mistakes and to continuously develop oneself.
8. Intercultural Competence: The ability to deal with and work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds and ways of thinking.
9. Leadership Qualities: The ability to motivate, inspire and lead others to achieve common goals.
10. Time Management and Organization: Ability to plan efficiently, prioritize and to structure the workflow.

• We are currently planning to take on 10-15 participants in the 3rd generation. Experience has shown that diversity is an advantage. We value equal opportunities and strive for a balanced ratio of female and male participants within the program.

• Within the program, the Design Thinking method is taught through projects in which we work in teams with the method in practice.

• On Thursday we plan an input and workshop meeting. This is about seeing each other, networking and working together on the projects.
• If you are prevented from doing the semester projects, you can arrange remote appointments in consultation with your chosen team and join them.

• The mentor’s role is to pass on his or her entrepreneurial knowledge and experience to the Yeti in order to promote their personal and entrepreneurial development
support financially. The mentor supports, advises and motivates his mentee by offering orientation, feedback and practical guidance in a regular exchange.
• The mentors are approached and matched by the program management depending on the personality of the YETI.

• “My mentor not only supports me with questions about starting a business and being self-employed, he also gives me input on topics that I hadn’t thought of yet
and thus broadens my horizon. I feel supported and know that I can always turn to him with my questions. That motivates me and helps me
to learn from his experience during my start-up and thus make fewer mistakes.” Betina
• “My mentor is available to answer any questions I have about my professional and personal development. He lets me participate in his network and helps me to evaluate specific personal questions that I can’t answer with internet research or with the help of ChatGPT.” Feli Fan

• All content is available to you for free and you have no additional expenses.

• Yes, after successful participation in the program you will receive an official confirmation of participation. This confirmation can be used as proof of your participation and your acquired skills.